Press Release

Tragic Death of Whittier Student Inspires Bill

April 13, 2016

Sacramento – The “Paul Lee School Bus Safety Law” authored by Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) was approved today by the Senate Education Committee on a unanimous bipartisan vote of 9 to 0. The bill now goes to the Senate Appropriations Committee for consideration.

Press Release

Senator Tony Mendoza, Richard Simpson, & Dr. David Plank to Provide Update on State of Education in California

April 7, 2016

 

Sacramento – Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia), a former elementary school teacher in East Los Angeles and member of the Senate Education Committee, will deliver the “2016 State of Education Address” on Friday, April 8th at 9:30 a.m. to Los Angeles area superintendents, teachers, school board members, and education leaders.

In the News

April 7, 2016

By Patrick McGreevy

The state Senate voted Thursday to expand a law that requires public officials to disclose when they have a conflict of interest and to recuse themselves from voting on a government contract involving a relative.

The law currently identifies a conflict of interest as a situation in which a public official votes on a contract involving a spouse.

Press Release

SB 1011 Will Help Prevent Unethical Personal Enrichment in Government Contracting

April 7, 2016

Sacramento – A bill that strengthens California’s conflict of interest laws and restores public trust and accountability was approved today by the State Senate on a unanimous bipartisan vote of 38 to 0. Senate Bill 1011 now goes to the State Assembly for consideration.

SB 1011 will strengthen conflict of interest law by expanding the definition of family and what constitutes a financial conflict of interest for public officials when voting on government contracts before any governmental body, board or commission of which that public officer is a member.

In the News

April 6, 2016

By Mike Sprague, Whittier Daily News

Posted: 04/05/16, 6:05 PM PDT | Updated: 4 hrs ago

Press Release

Tragic Death of Whittier Student Inspires Bill

April 5, 2016

Sacramento – After hearing testimony from the parents of Paul Lee, a special needs student from Whittier, who tragically passed away last year after being left unattended on school bus for many hours, the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee approved SB 1072, authored by Senator Tony Mendoza on a unanimous bipartisan vote of 10 to 0. The bill now goes to the Senate Education Committee for consideration. 

Press Release

Tragic Death of Special Needs Student Inspires Bill

March 31, 2016

Sacramento – The parents of a special needs student who tragically died after being left unattended on a school bus, Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia), and child safety advocates will hold a press conference regarding SB 1072 (Mendoza), also known as the “Paul Lee School Bus Safety Law” which requires all school buses in California to be equipped with a child-safety alarm system. A hearing of SB 1072 will follow the press event at 1:30 p.m.

When:             Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at 10:30 A.M.

Press Release

SB 1011 Will Help Prevent Unethical Personal Enrichment in Government Contracting

March 30, 2016

Sacramento – A bill that strengthens California’s conflict of interest laws and restores public trust and accountability was approved today by the Senate Governance and Finance Committee on a unanimous bipartisan vote of 7 to 0.

SB 1011 will strengthen the conflict of interest law by expanding the definition of family and what constitutes a financial conflict of interest for public officials when voting on government contracts before any governmental body, board or commission of which that public officer is a member.

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